Air Platforms

Helibras concludes first Exocet missile integration tests for Brazilian AH-15B

04 December 2015

Brazilian helicopter specialist Helibras, a local operation of Airbus Helicopters, has concluded a three-week testing phase for integration of MBDA's Exocet AM 39 Block 2 Mod 2 anti-ship missile and tactical data management system that is to equip the reconnaissance and anti-surface warfare variant of Airbus Helicopters H225Ms (locally designated AH-15B) for the Brazilian Navy.

The activity included simulated missile launches meant to validate the connection between launcher and mission system. This first step will be followed by additional testing work that is scheduled to start in early 2016, before the missile is tested in flight on the AH-15B helicopter in Brazil.

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